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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 7, 1953
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PACK SIX BLYTHEVILLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TBI BLYTHEVILLB COU»H» XIW1 1*m COURIER KCWB CO. «. W. KAIMM, f»bltoh«r ZAJUtT A. HAIHB8, Aietetant Pubilabw A.' A. rREDRICKBON, edltwr PAtJl D. 1TOUAN. AdtertiJlnf Manager tola Katkm«l AdrertUlng R*prwenUtlve«: Wallace Witmer Co, New fork, Chka«o, DctroH, AU&nu, Memphk. Bntered u aeoond elm mutter *t th« po»i- »m« a« Blythe»ille. Arkansas. under a«t of Con- fr«». October I. mi. Member of Th« AKOcUtrd » BOBaORIPTION RATM: By carrier In th« cm of Blytheyllle or any tuburban town whert carrier service to maintained, iN per week. »T mail, wllhin a radii!* oi 60 mlle». »5.00 per war, »5J« lor lU month*, »liS for three montlu; bf rnsfl outside 60 mile vme, H3.M per year payable In advance Meditations I pream toward the mark for the priM at the hl(h «W>n o< God In Chrlil Jeiufc— Phlllpplanj 1:14- * * t What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, that In some sense we a,ve. The mere aspiration, by changing the frame of the mind, for the moment realises Itself. — Anna Jameson. Barbs A fish caught by ft Florida boy had three pennies In it — and think of the (ins it aUo had., * * « An Illinois cop pinched a man for steallof *ppi«* from » fruit stand — »nd the officer didn't even blush. , - * * • Bandits robb*d waiters In a New York night club. Their hands were up Instead of out. *. * * Too much danctnj IK likely to affect Iht heart, according to a physician. Just like too much sitting out. * * * It all depends on you whether you start on • .ihoestrlng and become a aucceu, or Just take a good lacing. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7, 1953 hlel«« for a higrher moral law that takt-i precedence over th« civil law of his or »ny other Country. Let t)i« philosophers 'discuss the moral law. It nwis no philosopher to demonstrate that May's , fantastic assumption of personal responsibility for tht welfare of all mankind has placed free men everywhere in the gravest danger. Government in Red With the spotlight so steadily on federal expenditures, the condition of our state governments seldom gets national attention. It might be wise if the glare was turned on them for a few fleeting seconds at least. Back in 1946, only one of the 48 atates wag spending more money than it took in each year. Most were flush with .surpluses built up during World War II, when taxes rolled the money in and it couldn't be spent for highways, buildings, etc. Two years later, 16 states were in the red. By 1951, the total was 27 — more than half. In all the states, general revenues bounded upward in the 1046-51 span from .$7,198,000,000 to ?13,253,000,000, expenses (not including outlays for debt retirement) soared from $6,216,000,000 to ?13,930,000,000. No recent compilations on city intake and outgo are readily available. But the likelihood is that the municipal financial picture is generally much worse than in the slates. The largest city, New York, is currently talking of Imposing an income tax on top of federal and state income levies to keep going. If there is any cranny of government where one can find escape from this financial purple and black, we would like . to hear about it. Self-Styled Benefactor Places Us in Gravest Peril Upon his release from seven years' imprisonment, Dr. Alan Nunn May, the British scientist who gave Russia vital atomic secrets, declared: "I myself think I acted rightly, and I believe many others think so, too." v This is an amazing statement, though not a surprising one-, since May never had shown the slightest hint of remorse or repentance while in prison. A lawyer speaking for May at the time of his trial in 1946 said the scientist sided strongly with the view held by some other scientists "that if they discover something to benefit to mankind, they are under obligation tp see that it is used for mankind and not kept for any country or people." A noble expression of hjgh purpose, indeed. The only thing wrong with it is that it take* no account of the realities of today's world. May was not dealing with a life-giving serum, for all the vast medical potentialities — some already realized — of atomic energy. He was giving away the secrets basic to the most devastating weapon, man has ever conceived. . We may all lament it is necessary in a world of hostile forces to turn the scientists' discoveries to destructive use. But it achieves nothing to pretend this is not so. May's attitude, representing one scientific viewpoint, utterly ignores the fact that the. security of nations — the free nations — is deeply involved when men begin passing freely to all peoples scientific information that spells weapons of colossal power. Such information cannot properly be regarded as the private possession of the discovering sciential, to be dispensed as he sees fit. There are many ways in which men seek consciously or otherwise to put themselves above the law. None is more perilous than to set oneself up as a private judge of what to do with information of such obviously great military usefulness. The only proper judges of that are a nation's highest civilian and military authorities. The decisions they make on that score are their most crucial. No scientist however eminent, has any right to countermand those decisions. He is not just a scientist. He is also a citizen, with the same rights and duties, the same restraints of law, as any other citi?.en. May's statement seems to suggest he tees himself and other scientists as v«- Views of Others Case of The Gravy Boat The more it Is ventilated, the more the case of the liner United States gives off an air of something overripe. The giant ship U the rfcie of our merchant fleet. It can be converted Into a troop carrier with' •peed and facility In a great national emergency. For lhi» reason, mostly, the Government provided a heavy subsidy to the United States Lines, builder, owner and operator of the vessel. United States cost $78 niuliqn. Presumably the ship U already yielding revenues in keep with the investment. But the shipping line put in only S2J million. The other MO million came out of the taxpayer's pocket. Some subsidies are necessary If the merchant flag Is to be shown on the seven sesj. But this one was overly benetom. And now that the owners refuse to negotiate what Attorney General McCJmnery calls "numerous'errors ant) miscalculations to the financial detriment" of the Treasury, the deal tends to make the dccp-froeze scan-' dslj look like purloined popstcttles. Mr. McQranery has urged the President to take, any steps necessary to compel United States Lines to come across with at least IIO.OOO.OOO more of lt« fair share of the liner's cost. We hope those steps will be taken. —Ashiiville (N. C.) Citizen. Barge on the Nile SO THEY SAY Ptter Ed son's Washington Column New Immigration Law Manpower Headache for Federal Bureau Brsktne Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — NBA — Qulclt stuff Junior's ears with cotton wad- cling — television's assault on Ihe English language Is at full tide. Tlie offenders in Ihe order of their guilt are: Sports commentators, commercial announcers (particularly used car salesmen, vegetable-cutler pitchmen and hucksters who interrupt old movies), guests on panel shows and interview experts. Joseph Cannizzaro, director of the Pacific School of Languages, Is the authority, saying, "We're not a nation of skillful ad libbers and most of (he horrible language mistakes on TV come from lack of preparation before a program begins." The language expert hands bouquets to Allstair Cook, David Ross. Clifton Fadiman, Edward n. Murrow and Bishop Shen "for^counteracting sloppy pronunciation" and to Milton Berle and Groucho Marx "as language purists who can't help the Srooklynese In their voices." His pet peeve: Garry Moore. "Gary's speech is very neuroUc'.V he winced. As expected, Republic studio Is on the hot-seat with thealermen lor leasing 104 old movies to CBS-TV for 5200,000. Irate exhibitors nre the expert's thoughts are neilher proloiind nor brilliant. He sticks to the point. Let's get inside an expert's brain and see how he works out the correct play ' in the hand shown today. When West leads the queen of spades the expert sasy to himself: "I will sooner or later .win two spades, one heart, and two diamonds. I need four club tricks to make my contract. "Can I afford to hpld up the first round of spades? No, because hearts are even more dangerous, and West might think of switching to hearts, "Where should I win the first ade trick? The answer depends i the best way to" play the clubs." The ROK army has come of age, It has proved to the world its great fighting heart. — Qtn. James Van Fleet. * * * I've read the lite story o[ every great mnn since Barnum and evtry one oi them hart a gimmick. — Hollywood press agent Ed Scofield, + * * It I suddenly heard Adolph Hitler was alive in South America «nd wanted to give a million dollars to my magazine, I would go down and get it. — William Bradford Huie, American publisher. * « « The new (Republican-controllerll Congress will recognize states rights, not only in "llde- lancis" matters but also in civil rights and education. — Sen. Price D.tnlels (D., Tex.). Well, this is no calamity. We can live without 'em (members of WSB who resigned protesting cos! miners' wage, raise). A lot of people will be glad to serve In their places. — Roger L. Putnam, Economic Stabilizer. » * * The wage boost granted by the President after It had been denied by the WSB. was a miscarriage of justice and prompted a feeling of frustration In me. — James Delmar, In resignation from WSB. • * • We are going lo stand together inside t h e CIO. Our foes have been watching for and hoping for division Inside the CIO. but we are going on united to carry on this struggle until we win — Walter R«uther, newly electee! CIO president. ! WASHINGTON — NBA — In an effort to find some solution for the hassle over admission of foreign seamen for sliore leave in U. S. ports, the Bureau of Immigration is planning to make three lest runs on some of the big transatlantic liners. A survey of a typical Queen Elizabeth landing, with 2100 passengers and a Peter Cdson crew of 1200, howed that it took 16 Immigration icrvice inspectors five hours to ;lear them all under the new Mc- ^arrnn-Wnlter Immigration law. 'hat's the equivalent of 10 man- rinys. What It means is that the immi- gtatlon service may have to keep one inspector on board the Queens t all times, traveling back and orth across the Atlantic In five-day crossings, Just to supervise admission of seamen to the U. S. for :helr shore leave. Eventually it is hoped to work Hit some practical way to solve this problem without delay to U.S. commerce. But It raises the ques- :ion of whether the immigration service now has enough Inspectors to do the Job. For the past five years Immigration Inspectors have been boarding Pacific liners at Honolulu for the run to Snn Francisco. But that's a minor job compared to handling Atlantic crosings, which have the Europeans aroused. Over The Counter There's a story going around Washington about a couple of men sitting on stools in a restaurant, eating their lunch. "What do you think of Harry Truman?" asked the one of them just to make conversation. The other looked around the restaurant and replied. "Too many people here now. I'll tell you Inter." When the crowd had thinned out a bit, tho question was repealed The second man looked around sip of coffee, wiped his mouth, leaned over and whispered Into his friend's ear, "I like him." No Encore. A number of Democratic administration officials — like Commodore Jack Small, head of the Munitions Board — tried to resign their Jobs early In December. The Jig was up. They couldn't start any new policies til the new team took the floor. They wanted to take a little extra Christmas vacation before going back to their old jobs or finding new ones to make a living In this tough, but more remunerative, civilian life. But the word that came back from the White House on all proffered resignations was. "Stay until the curtain goes down." The only exceptions made were for a few officials like ex-Stabilization Director Roger Putnam, for whom a successor — Mike DiSalle In this case — had been found. One More Bruiser President Truman will probably get another parting sock In the aw when his Missouri River Basin ilirvey Commission files Its report. The commission Is expected to crit- cize everyone who has had anything to do with Big Muddy's development in the post. This Includes Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and all those who have advocated a Missouri Valley "Authority" like Tennessee's. The Missouri commission may recommend 'an interstate compact agreement lo control floods, navigation'. Irrigation and power de velopment. This is understood to be what General Kisenhower favors lor the future, though he has ap proved continuing TVA. If interstate compacts are pro posed by the new President for the Missouri, Columbia and other river systems, majorities in the new Con gress and other river systems, ma jorities in the new Congress ar expected to approve them more readily than federal river manage ment. Inflation Of The Slind Stabilization Director Mike Di Salle has what he considers a gooi again and Ihcn mumbled, "Still loo S reason why indirect monetary ani many people here." Finally they were alone in (he restaurant and the counter man had gone back to the kllchen. "Now tell me what you think of Harry," came the demand. The second man looked nronnd again, swallowed his final bite of pie, washed It down with his last credit controls over Inflation \von' work. These indirect controls ar now being advocated for use by the Eisenhower administration in place of the direct price and wage controls. From June. 1950, to February, 1951. says DtSalle, we had Indirect controls, we had a surplus In the 'reasury. the budget was In bal- nce and there was no shortage f goods. Still the country went trough an inflationary boom. People drew out the money they ad In savings and bought things hey feared ,were going to be "in hort supply. It was psychological nflation, which doesn't follow any f the rules of Indirect monetary ontrols. Return On An Investment One out of every four physically isabled men and women is now ieing given assistance by federal nd state vocational rehabilitation irograms. The aim of these programs Is to (rain the handicapped paid Jobs. The total cost of hese vocational education pro-' :rams is now S83 million a year, if wrrich the states pay .a third. To place all the physically hamli- :apped in gainful employment vould cost an estimated billion dol- ars a year. Mary E. Ewilzer, head of the Federal Security Administration's 'ocntional rehabilitation program, lays that of the 63,000 physically handicapped people placed in jobs ast year, 12.000 had been on relief rolls. As public-aslstance beneficiaries, they cost the taxpayers over SB million a year. It cost $8 million to train them. Now they earn »22 million a year In wages Old Idea In New Garb Major revision of the U. S. Socia Security system Is the object of a referendum and drive being con ducted by U. S. Chamber of Com mcrce. The proposals are to bring (he present federal old-age and re tirement plan, the railroad retire ment plan and all federal, glate nnd local government civil service retirement plans Into a single or ganization. These plans now cover about 4; million people. The new plan woul< bring the 15 million employed pen pie not now covered into the singli system. Then — and this is th kicker — the aim would be to pu social security on a "pay-as-we-go 1 system. This would mean reducing socla security payroll contributions b e'mployers and employes to th amount needed to cover only th actual costs of old-age retlremen payments and other benefits. I would eliminate the huge reserve now being bulll up to meet th costs of future benefits. This is a old reform idea — dressed up in new form. tbe Doctor Say ,'J— Written for NEA Servlc* By EDWIN P JORDAN, M.U.. In this column vitamins A and D -ill be discussed together, both because they have many features n common and because they nre primarily of Interest to children, *)nce most grownup? get \vhat they need of these vitamins (with rare exceptions^ without giving them any special thought. Lack of enoueh vitamin A may cause eye difficulties. The first symptom of eye trouble of this kind is night blindness. Inability to see well in a dim light caused by deficiency of vitamin A Is cured promplh- by giving extra doses of this vitamin. There are other kinds of poor night vision which do not respond to such treatment, of course. Therefore, the claim that vitamin A will aid drivers of automobiles and lessen their chances of having accidents at night is not warranted. Vitamin A Is also supposed to be helpful tn the treatment of certain kinds of skin calonscs, but only when they are caused by a lack of this vilamin in tho diet. Vitamin A Is not considered to be helpful in the prevention of Influenza, colds or other Infections. Likewise, the claim that taking enough vitamin A will prevent the formation of kidney stones Is probably not justified^ It Is present in liver oils of several fish, In butter, cheese, egg yolk and many vegetables. The term, vitamin D. is applied to at least two substances which arc known to aid in the proper use by the body of calcium And phosphorus. Consequently, this Vila- min Is recognized as a specific method of treating certain conditions in which calcium is not prop erly used. These conditions are rickets, a kind of bone softening in children, infantile tcltvny and probably some other conditions in which there is abnormal use of calcium and phosphorus. VITAMINS 1IF.1.P TEF.TH There is re-ason to believe that vitamin D 'also plays an important part in tooth lo million, but U Is doubtful that this substance the onlv important element in th prevention of such diseases of th teeth' as carries. This vitamin also present in almost exactly Ih same foods as vitamin A. In children particularly, con binations of vitamin A nnd D sr frequently given during the wi ter months with the purpose c improving bone and tooth form tion. This is particularly important winter because In northern c mates at least, the sun Is less po erful and the skin of children less exposed to the sun. At sue times, therefore, the vitamin which is formed by exposing th 'skin to sunlighl may be insuf cient to supply. the necessa. amounts. NORTH (D) * AS V87 S « 972 * AKH42 WEST EAST AQJ10S2 VK.J6 » 10 + QJ95 V <5 10 9 I • QJ853 *8 SOUTH V A43 » AK64 ' +1073 East-Wesl vui. ftrlh East South * Pnss 2 N.T. M.T. Pass Pass Opening lead—4 Q West Pass Pass Now our expert concentrates on he club suit as follows: "With a ormal 3-2 break, any method laying the clubs will work. If Eas s any four clubs. I will be unabl produce four club tricks. If Wes as four clubs, however, can any hing be done? "There is hope If East's singleton appens to be the eight or the nine n that case, I must begin by lead ng the ten of clubs." Konce the expert wins the firs rick In his own hand with the kin f spades arid promptly leads th he jack, and dummy wins with th en of clubs. West must cover witi ing. When East drops the elgh iouth's course !s clear. He return he deuce of clubs from dumm ,nd plays the seven of clubs fro: IIS own hand. West can win this second, clu rick with the nine, but now his re maining clubs are the queen »n he five, with the ace and th« six i he dummy behind him. South ca asily regain the lead to take a clu incsse and thus bring in the re. of the suit. illlng everything from "a stab In he back" to a "below-the-belt ow." But the storm really will break 'hen all the major studios an- ounce their TV plans early In 9S3. Already 75 per cent of Holly- 'ood's Independent studios are elected to telefilm production. Find* TV Mediocre Phil Spllalny's brave enough to ursemald an all-girl orchestra, but • Is knees buckle when he thinks of regularly scheduled TV show, nil's had the fabulous offers, he old me, but he's limiting video ppearsnces of his musical dolls guest shots.' "Television is potentially great ut presently mediocre," he thinks. We will not go on a steady show ntil TV has the fine direction and amera techniques of the movie ndustry.". Edward Arnold has ruled against TV version of his radio show, Mr. President." "TV takes the surprise element ut of the show,' Arnold believes. If I come out with a stovepipe lat and a beard, the audience will now I'm Lincoln." ' Jeff Chandler, who steps' out of le radio version of "Our Miss irooks" next June, Is • already hopping for another series — but with star billing and a percentage his time. It's a son for Brlilsh aclress 'atrlcla Roc, who doesn't have to c Identified to TV viewers of Eng- Ish movies. Her sister Bobby is narried to Hollywood director Seymour Friedman. Judy Garland's daughter, Lli», played the Virgin Mary In t Christmas pageant presented at he private school she attends. udy and Director Vincent Min'nel- I, father of the five-and-a-half- ear-old Liza, applauded her emok ng but refused to sit togtlher. Judy's new hubby missed the per- ormance . SO FAR we have not heard pf any men washing thetr-^sox and writing them on a rack in the jathroom. — dreeneville (Tenn.) Sun. STATISTICS show that we are 47 per cent healthier than ever before. Nothing "like being robust enough to enjoy your aches and pains.—Rocky Mount (N.O.) Telegram. : •••': •'•' 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — Betty Lee McOutchen underwent an appendectomy In Memphis. Actual construction on the new Haley Held stadium and gymnasium has begun. Condition of Dwlght Blackwood, who has been 111, Is reported improved. They're about to offer a steak ind a promise of forgiveness to whoever will come forward and idmlt casting the three Democratic votes that showed up in one precinct here in November. Ploying the Game 'Answer to Previous Puizl* HORIZONTAL 1 Child's game 4 Used in many games 8 Term used by golfers 12 Familiar salutation 13 Region 14 Mimicker 15 "Good " throwing 16 Seaport in southeast A 18 Lymphoid VERTICAL 1 Relative pronoun 2 Air (prefix) 3 Room for school games 4 Herb 5 Seed covering 6 Eyeglass parts 7 Fall behind 8 Little sirls 2S Norway's ploy dolls "pilal 9 Atop 10 Sea bird 11 Playing c 17 Glimpse 19 Icy rain •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Expert Shows Keen Bridge Judgment By OSWALD JACOBT Written ftir NEA Service What goes through an export's mind just before he comes up with .«. brilliant play? Strangely aaoujh, 21 Every ont 22 Always 24 "Win or 26 Employer 27 Female sainl (ab.) 30 Willows 32 Scrubs 34 Wind Instruments S5 Small tower 36 Male cal 37 Dregs 39 Fencing sword 10 Embankment 11 Household god 12 Ornamental loop 15 Soluble starches 19 Consumed too much 51 Toper 52 Den 53 Nelwotk M Greek letter 55 Solely 56 Paradise 17 Indian weight gar men Is 24 Haymow 28 French city 27 Astonishes 28 Woody plant 29 Italian city 31 Tell 33 Mountain nymph 33 Cheered 40 Fret 41 Flax product 42 Horseback game 43 Russian ruler 44 Line 46 Allot 47 Short letter 48 Best player 50 Exist

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